Dirty Divider is a punk rock band formed back in 1996 in Malaysia and has just dropped an EP entitled ‘Rebel Scum’ on District Records.
Check out this cool write up about the band by Joe Kidd of Carburetor Dung:
“‘GGanu Punk Rock Lives!
happy news! one of the very few faves from my own home state finally released their debut album. DIRTY DIVIDER has been around 25 years; one of the very few groups still active who have a real and deep connection with the late-80s, early-90s Kuala Terengganu scene too. and as a nostalgic old fart, that’s something I really cherish!
“Rebel Scum” has been in the works for many years; the final tentative version in mid-2019 had nine songs. I’m glad they cut out the fat and kept it slim at six songs, four of which I think really strong: “Fallin Fallin”, “Dirty Divider”, “Cut The Crap”, with “Bored Lucy” the best!
Unlike many local punk rock bands these days, DD’s keep their roots at the late ’70s, and again unlike too many bands, they did it without copying a certain band or a certain sound; sadly an extremely rare quality nowadays. in here 6 tracks you could hear hints of THE DAMNED, THE MISFITS, THE METEORS, all delivered with that murky, dark, gloomy climate of post-punk. if there’s a complaint, that would be the vocals department on a few of the songs, could have been better, otherwise, this is a great, fresh local release that sounds like no other. ‘gganu punk rock, people! always something to be proud of!”
Joe had this to say about the label putting out the release:
“Thanks to District Records for this. If you didn’t know it District has been very active of late, releasing mostly East Coast recordings, including a surprise EP by a reunited SPEAKS, a band from the mid-90s Cukai, Kemaman which later birthed great noughties bands such as KUCHALANA and LOVE AS ARSON, etc. after listening to DD’s tracks, do check out their other releases too.”